Knights to Host Alabama Thursday Night

ORLANDO ( –Riding a four-game win streak, the UCF men’s basketball team aims for its fifth in a row when the Knights host Alabama Thursday night at CFE Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with coverage on ESPNU and FM 96.9 The Game.



Date: Thursday, Nov. 29

Time: 7 p.m. ET


Radio: 96.9 FM/740 AM The Game

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Last season, the Knights snapped a three-game losing streak when they made their way to Tuscaloosa and took down then No. 24 Alabama for the program’s first ever true road victory over a ranked team. This season, UCF (5-1) has won four in a row and welcomes the Crimson Tide (5-1) to Orlando.


Terrell Allen, who has been stellar to start this 2018-19 season, was one of the heroes in the win over Alabama a year ago. The point guard had 16 points and six assists, filling in for the injured B.J. Taylor, leading UCF to the 65-62 triumph.


Through six games of his junior year, playing alongside Taylor in the starting lineup, Allen ranks fourth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native has accumulated 31 assists to just four turnovers, recording at least four assists in every game.


Alabama, meanwhile, comes in having won each of its last three times out, topping Ball State, Wichita State and most recently Murray State. Avery Johnson’s group is 5-1 overall, having lost one game at the Charleston Classic.



  • Winners of four in a row, the Knights are now receiving votes in both national polls for the first time since the preseason
  • The Knights have won four in a row after taking home the Myrtle Beach Invitational and defeating Northern Kentucky at home on Saturday, marking the longest UCF win streak since Dec. 3-21 of last season
  • In each of the four victories, UCF has had a different leading scorer (Cal State Fullerton, B.J. Taylor - 14; Saint Joseph’s, Terrell Allen - 22; Western Kentucky, Aubrey Dawkins - 21; Northern Kentucky, Tacko Fall - 20)
  • During the stretch, the Knights have held their opponents to just 56.0 points per game
  • Tacko Fall leads the nation with an 81.1 field goal percentage, leads the conference with 2.5 blocked shots per game, and ranks second in the league with 7.8 rebounds per contest
  • A member of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List, Fall needs just 18 blocked shots to become UCF’s all-time leader in the category, passing current record holder Keith Clanton (227).




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